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Randi Joy Silverman

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  • If i file for custody in bedford and then dropped it then my wife files later in another county will it remain in bedford

    we decided to work it out with marriage counseling and we still want to but she moved back to her parents

    Randi’s Answer

    Jurisdiction lies where the children have resided in the previous six months. Therefore, if her parents do not live in Bedford county and you agree for her to relocate out of the county with the children, she could file a custody action in the county where her parents reside if she has lived there for at least six months with the children. Consequently, you will need to weigh your options and speak with an experienced family law attorney in your area.

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  • What is partial custody and how do's it work

    is that saying my wife will have custody of our kids but on the weekends

    Randi’s Answer

    Partial custody means that a parent has the children in their care for less than fifty percent of the time and that the time that they spend with the children is unsupervised. Partial custody schedules vary from very specific to flexible, depending on the level of communication between the parents, the ages of the children, work and school schedules, etc. If you are in the process of working out a custody order, I would strongly recommend that you meet with an experienced family law attorney in your area.

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  • Can 18 year old still get child support from either spouse for college?

    my niece will turn 18 this Jan. 2. mother and father were never married and he pays support. mother says she will kick daughter out on her birthday because she is 18 and will no longer get support. my niece is going straight to college and was to...

    Randi’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the law in PA changed several years ago and there is no longer a right to sue parents for post high school educational support. The reason that you are not able to find information is because the case law was overturned a number of years ago and the statute that was enacted thereafter was deemed unconstitutional. Therefore, the law in PA is that child support ends upon age 18 or graduation from high school, whichever occurs last.

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  • I live in pa and my ex and daughter live in ms there is no custody order how do i go about getting visitation?

    i just want to be able to see my daughter in the summer and on breaks me and her mother do not get along and she has made it very difficult to maintain a relationship with her. i just dont know where to start to get the ball rolling

    Randi’s Answer

    Attorney Hilbush is absolutely right. Go to the find a lawyer tab and re-post your question to MS family law attorneys.

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  • I'm in a relationship with someone who was on Maegans law

    I'm in a custody battle with my daughter's father he took me to court because I was somebody who was on Megans law and he didn't want her around my daughter even though he has no restrictions so we went to court and the judge made a court order sa...

    Randi’s Answer

    Your question is unclear. However, in my experience, if you are involved with someone who must register under Megan's law, it is taken very seriously. There are going to be certain presumptions made by the court that there are safety issues and it will be very difficult to overcome that presumption. The custody statute requires the court to factor in the criminal backgrounds of the parents and those in their household. It is unlikely that a court will overlook that your fiancé is or was a Megan's law offender.

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  • My wife and I separated ,I am a gay male and in a relationship with a man she won't give me a divorce what can I do?

    She has know that I liked men since I was 13 she has cheated on me numerous times during our marriage. We are no longer together and have not been since early may. Out of sheer spite she will not sighs the divorce papers despite the fact that my ...

    Randi’s Answer

    You have several complicated issues that need to be addressed by an attorney. You will need to consult with an experienced family law attorney to advise you in this matter. Whether you can proceed without her consent will depend on how long you were separated and whether you are able to prove that she committed grounds for divorce. However, under the circumstances that you described, I am anticipating that both of you will have defenses.

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  • If the custodial parent of child becomes deceased and the non custodial parent is alive do they take custody of said child.?

    Custodial parent of child died in a car accident and there was a will stating the child is to go to his parents , is this legal when the other living parent is still alive? Child is now living with the deceased girlfriend. Said grandparent and sai...

    Randi’s Answer

    Attorney Hilbush has given you excellent advice. There is a presumption that children should be in the custody of parents rather than non-parents. Therefore, you should act quickly to retain an experienced family law attorney to pursue physical custody of the child. If you wait, I could affect your credibility.

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  • Can a recreational hockey organization keep me from going to away games that are played in public rinks?

    I share legal custody of my son with my parents. My mother and I had a confrontation on October 19, 2013 after a hockey at the home rink. I was banned from there and attended an away game yesterday. I was informed that the organization is trying t...

    Randi’s Answer

    You can be banned from the rink if your behavior was outrageous, but you should speak to an attorney so that he/she can intervene to try to prevent this from occurring. In the future, you should walk away and speak to your attorney to see if you can address your concerns through the attorneys or the court rather than getting involved in a confrontation that can be upsetting and embarrassing to the child and others.

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  • The mother of my son lost custody to OCYS does that mean I lost mine too?

    The mother and I have never been together. She has been denying my parental rights of partial legal and physical custody. We were in the middle of a court case of her being in contempt of the orders because for 2 years she has cut me out of his l...

    Randi’s Answer

    In my opinion, you should be speaking to an experienced family law attorney in your area so that you can take the appropriate action to gain physical custody of the child. If OCY removed the child from her custody, they could be very valuable witnesses for you. Now that you are aware of the situation, you should act quickly. We cannot help you on this site.

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